| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Shakespeare, Molière, musical romps, contemporary classics, comedies of all Jordi Galcerán's descriptions, cutting-edge new work — theater in Southern California is varied, plentiful and far-flung, from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Barbara Beckley, pencil thin and fiercely emphatic, sits in an armchair in the living room-style lobby of the Colony Theatre in Burbank. Sounds from the stage indicate that rehearsals are underway for the second show of the Colony's 38th season: the...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:59 AM
When Walt Disney Co.'s "John Carter" opens in theaters this weekend, the science-fiction adventure may encounter obstacles as formidable as its hero faces on Mars.
The film brings to the big screen a century-old fantasy tale, from Tarzan creator Edgar...
| Dec 1, 2012
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
| Dec 1, 2012
Never mind the Morlocks. For a book lover, the most chilling scene in the 1960 screen adaptation of "The Time Machine" is the one in which the Time Traveler is taken to the decrepit library of the Eloi race. "I can learn all I want about you from books,"...
| Nov 17, 2010
Marshall Lumsden, the founding editor of West, a Sunday magazine the Los Angeles Times introduced in 1966, died Friday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 88.
His death was caused by complications from colon cancer, said his wife, Wini....
| Aug 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Our Hollywood history specialist, Susan King, looks back in horror Monday at Boris Karloff. Boris Karloff may have created two of cinema’s greatest horror film ghouls -- the Frankenstein monster and The Mummy -- but in real life, he didn’t.......
| Oct 16, 2010
| 4:34 PM
This Friday through Sunday, iconic comic super hero creator Stan Lee and science fiction and fantasy author Ray Bradbury will appear at the expo alongside Buzz Aldrin and John Savage at the Expo, which showcases hundreds of industry veterans and insiders....
| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Authors and politicians support library-funding Measure L; cops don't....
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:34 PM
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| Apr 25, 2011
| 4:35 PM
The 2011 Hugo Award nominees have been announced....